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From: "Desni" <>
Subject: [TSL] via The Panama Canal
Date: Mon, 3 Mar 2008 21:48:21 +1000
Hello Fellow Listers,
I can remember my Father telling me that he and his family went back to the old country through the Panama Canal. I have been searching for quite some time for any evidence of this.
I did find out that the Panama Canal did not open till 1916 so I have been searching from then on. Of course during the war years it was closed to passenger ships. So I feel that there is only a few years to look at.
My father William Roy ALLAN, his father William ALLAN mother Catherine ALLAN and two brothers Stuart ALLAN and Leonard ALLAN went from New Zealand to Scotland. Seeing both Stuart and Leonard both went to the First World War they would not have gone then so that leaves out all years till 1918. Dad's Mother died in 1923 so they would have to have gone before that so by my calculations it should have been between 1918 and 1923.
I have no idea of the name of the Ship or what port they left from. They lived near Nelson in the South Island of New Zealand.
Maybe they all did not go maybe just Dad (William Roy Allan) and his mother Catherine Allan. I should have listened a lot better when Dad was telling me the story. I know that it was not a Sailing Ship.
I do hope that this is not too garbled.
Maybe someone could give a clue how to research this sort of question.
Desni from Queensland Australia.
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